• Gonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockies

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    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres' 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. Gonzalez exited after striking out in the top of the fourth. The...

  • Guards key to advancement in women's NCAA Tournament

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    It was a sweet night for guards in the regional semifinals of the women's basketball NCAA Tournament. Niya Johnson of Baylor, Lindsay Allen of Notre Dame, Leticia Romero of Florida State and Tiffany Mitchell of South Carolina all helped their teams advance Friday night into the final...

  • Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal

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    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — All but counted out a little over a month ago, coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans are still playing. Next up, another Elite Eight. Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Travis Trice scored six of his 21 points in the...

  • Freshman-led Duke in another regional final, beat Utah 63-57

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    HOUSTON (AP) — Justise Winslow says coach Mike Krzyzewski never treated him and the other Duke freshmen like, well, freshmen. These young Blue Devils certainly aren't playing like it either — and have Coach K one win away from another NCAA Final Four. "He gave us his trust and just...

  • Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga

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    SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's "so grateful to have my life back" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. Knox spoke briefly Friday evening to reporters gathered outside the Seattle home of her mother, Edda Mellas. She was...

  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

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    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as...

  • Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

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    SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her...

  • Nuggets roll to 107-91 win as Jazz drop 4th straight

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    DENVER (AP) — Melvin Hunt keeps hearing how his speedy point guard is in some sort of slump. On the contrary, the Denver Nuggets' interim coach maintained, Ty Lawson has never looked sharper. Lawson and Jameer Nelson each scored 18 points as Denver beat Utah 107-91 on Friday night,...

  • Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

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    HOUSTON (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga's big man got to star in the show in prime time on Friday night, scoring 18 points with nine rebounds to lead the second-seeded Bulldogs to a 74-62 win over...

  • Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

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    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game. Harrell scored 24 points, Gill keyed a late-game surge with seven points off the bench, and Louisville beat...

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